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Dragonair to Gyarados... It's not a thing.

#1primusninePosted 1/28/2013 3:35:04 AM
Look at Magikarp. Look at this mouth, his fins, his tail.

Now look at Gyarados. They are so similar, in all regards.

Now look at Dragonair... Diametrically opposed. It is sleek and elegant where Gyarados is bulky and savage looking.

There is no way, NO WAY, that the Karp was ever to evolve into Dragonite and Dragonair into Gyarados.

I don't believe it.
#2BassGSXPosted 1/28/2013 3:38:40 AM
Wat?
#3noname2lazyPosted 1/28/2013 3:45:21 AM
Ugh
#4King-gamerPosted 1/28/2013 3:55:07 AM
If you knew about the Japanesee folktale about a fish swimming up a waterfall to become a Dragon, you'd know Magikarp to Gyarados makes sense. In fact there was an anime episode centered around this very legend.
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#5MugilokoPosted 1/28/2013 3:58:35 AM
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#6faruwayPosted 1/28/2013 4:03:54 AM
First time I play Pokemon R/B, I had no freaking idea that Magikarp would evolve into Gyarados.
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#7RomeoMinolaPosted 1/28/2013 6:29:35 AM
primusnine posted...
Now look at Dragonair... Diametrically opposed. It is sleek and elegant where Gyarados is bulky and savage looking.


To be fair, Dragonite isn't sleek and elegant either. He's even bulkier than Gyarados but trades savagery for derp.
#8paiprPosted 1/28/2013 6:44:06 AM
i imagine the evolution lines where decided before the final designs where finished.

so if this had been the case at some point during development then im sure previous designs would have matched up more. but they chose the route they did and the designs reflect that.
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#9sinfulGrimoirePosted 1/28/2013 6:46:14 AM
It's probably intentional that they don't look like their final evolution. They did the same thing with Shelmet/Accelgor and Karrablast/Escavelier.
#10ConnorTheOtterPosted 1/28/2013 6:48:22 AM
King-gamer posted...
If you knew about the Japanesee folktale about a fish swimming up a waterfall to become a Dragon, you'd know Magikarp to Gyarados makes sense. In fact there was an anime episode centered around this very legend.


It's actually Chinese folktale, but yeah, came here to say this.
The Dragonair to Gyarados "theory" is afwul. Magikarp to Gyarados makes perfect sense.
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